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10-20-2012, 10:52 PM
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Originally Posted by boredmale View Post
I never got the hate for the pick, reading up on the draft it seemed like everybody thought he was a "sleeper" and could slip to the bottom half of the draft.

Considering where he was picked I think it was a good gamble, that being said only negative I could potentially find is why did the flames trade down(I believe they traded from 14 to 21st?) with a couple of good players still on the board(and of coarse if any of those players picked from 14th-20th end up with a better career it will be they should have picked <fill in name> at 14)
He was expected to be a third round pick was he not? Or a second rounder. Definitely not a 1st round pick anyways, hence all the jokes.

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